For the volunteers, there are plenty of days of checking in and checking out books, of shelving books, or of shelf-reading books. These tasks are not inconsequential.
It's the days like yesterday, when the volunteers are pressed into service with a project, that their support really shines. I can often be found asking a parent to jump in with a project, showing them how to navigate to and access a resource or how to save a project.
"Will you help the students to..."
The volunteers quickly jump in where needed. They smile in the midst of the chaos I sometimes create. They are the extra set of hands I sometimes need when working alone with 25 students.
The library program would not exist the way it does without all the ways the volunteers help. So...Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, and guardians for your faithful service and invaluable support of the learning happening in the library.
A very special thanks to a grandmother who never left, even though her grandchildren graduated ten years ago. Thank you, Jean, I could not do this without you.